In his more than 25 years of experience, Window Tints Hollywood’s owners have tinted auto, residential, and commercial windows for local movie studios, celebrities, and Ferrari and Maserati dealerships in Beverly Hills. Wielding film from brands such as 3M, Suntek, and Llumar, the crew does much more than simply enhance aesthetics—window tinting films can help reduce glare from the sun, block out unwanted heat and solar rays, and provide added privacy. Residential security film can help safeguard against burglary and vandalism, and protect people from stray shards of broken glass. Their commercial anti-graffiti films also guard glass and polycarbonates from the emblazoned insignia of spray-toting ne’er-do-wells or representatives from feuding retirement homes.
Jackalope's buyers travel the world to curate an exotic collection of home and garden accessories, filling their boutique with ornamentations from Asia, Mexico, and towns across the globe. The eclectic décor, which has been featured on HGTV's The Outdoor Room, spills out from the multicolored store into a peaceful outdoor oasis teeming with intricate pottery, stone statues, and dulcet wind chimes. Fountains gurgle as eyes take in the sun-soaked scene of vividly colored pots, sculptures, and gleeful Buddha figurines that counsel garden gnomes on how to achieve enlightenment.
It’s not surprising that Chem-Dry boasts more than 4,000 locations around the world—it uses reliable cleaning agents that are both natural and effective. Its carpet-cleaning process leaves floors treadable in one to two hours with a simple mixture of carbonation and hot water that uses significantly less moisture than steam cleaning or an indoor fire hydrant. The nontoxic cleaner, which Chem-Dry calls The Natural, is safe to use around kids and pets. Technicians can also use a black light to hunt down pet urine spots for treatment, remove water damage, and extract grime from tile and grout before applying a protective sealant.
Housing a menagerie of home improvement implements and constructive constructables, Koontz Hardware's helpful handymen hawk repair-ready wares from this West Hollywood building bazaar. Restoration-minded repairmen and repairwomen can comb through the expansive recesses of Koontz's 100,000-piece inventory, replenishing depleted toolboxes with new essentials ranging from tape measures (starting at $8.99) and dish towels ($5.99), to paint brushes (starting at $1.99) and electrical outlet travel adaptors ($4.99–$8.99). Spruce up dinged desks and furniture with touch-up pens (starting at $4.99) or help keep loving cups loveable with a squirt of shinifying silver cleaners and polishes (starting at $4.99).
A favorite haunt for droves of diet-conscious movie stars, RAW is the vegan, organic, and?yes?raw culinary project of celebrity chef and showrunner Juliano Brotman. Juliano specializes in progressive, healthy spins on pretty much every kind of food?his menu encompasses pizza, burritos, sushi, pasta, French fries, and more? but his take on the All-American cheeseburger might be his piece de resistance. For starters, he molds patties out of mushrooms, almonds, walnuts, and sunflower seeds. Then, he brackets the organic burgers with wafer-thin, sun-baked bread smothered in mayonnaise forged from macadamia nuts and garnished with made-from-scratch mustard, onions, tomatoes, and avocado. According to Juliano, the delicious creation "is really just a salad in disguise."
RAW does not stop at globe-tracing cuisine; the team also doles out a medley of nourishing, ecologically responsible beverages. Herbal enzyme elixirs pack ingredients such as lemon grass, gingko, and elder flowers into lip-smacking potions. Their organic, vegan, biodynamic wines are all made with certified organic grapes, and blended cocktails such as their trio of honey-sweetened daiquiris let guests indulge themselves with little guilt. They also swirl smoothies out of organic, locally acquired produce. These can be imbued with super-boosts, such as bee pollen for B-vitamins or protein powder to help clients bench-press a forklift.
The insured technicians at 1st Choice Home Services descend on homes to make repairs and clean surfaces from carpets to counters. Using non-hazardous and environmentally friendly products, they spiff up carpets and upholstery as well as scrubbing grimy walls, wood floors, and mud pits that are no longer needed. They perform myriad other helpful tasks such as removing trees or trash, fixing plumbing, and installing insulation in attics and crawlspaces.